Starting a newsletter is the best thing you can do for your design system.


With design systems work there is always more to be done and barely any time to sit back and see all the improvements your team has made. So the other nice thing about the newsletter is that once the announcements are out there in public it all starts to feel a bit more complete. It’s wonderful to see folks noticing the work that is making their lives easier and more efficient in the long run.


The newsletter is also a great place to talk about things we could do better on our team. Perhaps we broke a component that wasn’t fixed immediately. Why was that? How do we avoid issues like this in the future? Creating an open forum and discussion around our thinking helps folks understand that we’re not just breaking things and being complete jerks.


I think it’s wonderful to have a record of everything we’ve built. It’s neat to see how that one project we started a month ago ties into this other project that we just wrapped up today. It boosts morale for the team and makes us all feel proud of the work we’ve been doing. Everything feels a bit more tangible after you hit send on that email.


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